Jim Farber
February 04, 1994 AT 05:00 AM EST

In the Name of the Father

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson
director
Jim Sheridan
author
Terry George, Jim Sheridan
genre
Drama

We gave it a B+

To add some period color to a film set in the ’70s, In the Name of the Father (Island/PLG) soundtrack incoherently zigzags through cuts from Jimi Hendrix, the Kinks, and Bob Marley, but at least they’re great tracks. Current greatness arrives via ”You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart,” a gorgeous Irish folk tune cowritten by Bono and sung by Sinéad O’Connor. And on the title track, Bono helps corral a virtual stylistic zoo — of industrial, psychedelic, funk, and world beat — that outdistances even U2 for sheer adventure. B+

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